I Survived!

Good morning, friends, and Happy Friday!  I figured I’d type a quick post to let you know I survived last night’s half-marathon—and I have the t-shirt to prove it!

A race recap should be up later this afternoon; it was an extremely tough race mentally, and by far the most challenging thing I’ve ever done.  I still can’t believe I finished; it was that tough.

Breakfast

My 9 p.m.-dinner following the 13.1 miles lacked starches—I wasn’t hungry at all, but I forced myself to eat grilled chicken, roasted veggies, plus one four of my sister’s chocolate chip cookies—so I woke up craving carbs. (My stomach actually started growling at 5 a.m., and I considered eating a pre-breakfast snack—has this happened to anyone else?) Enter pancakes.

I followed Tina’s recipe, and although these flapjacks look like hot messes, they tasted delicious!

Three-Ingredient Pancakes

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 huge scoop of nut butter

Directions:  Blend ingredients in food processor (or mash by hand) and cook batter like a regular pancake.  FYI: Medium-low heat works best. Otherwise, you’ll burn that bad boy!

I used almond butter and mashed the ingredients by hand.  The batter made two medium-sized pancakes, and I topped the pile with another scoop of almond butter.

Today’s looking like it’s going to be a low-key, which is fine by me; I need to rest and recover for Sunday’s triathlon.

Question of the morning:  Are you a pancake or waffle person?  I don’t remember the last time I ate/made waffles from scratch, but I sure do love the frozen Kashi ones.  However, if I could have either homemade flapjacks or waffles, I’d pick pancakes.

9 responses to “I Survived!

  1. Congrats on the finish! Looks like you’ve got another T-Shirt for your collection. 😉

  2. Well done! I spotted that on twitter. You scare me though as I’ll need to do a half marathon as part of a 70.3 and the furthest I’ve run is 10k!

    My appetite also goes really weird after racing!

    If you get a chance to go for a very gentle swim today or tomorrow, that will help with the tri – it’s best not to have too many days without a swim in the lead up to the race. Might help stretch out too?

    • The mileage was fine; I just couldn’t get into the race mentally, which was my own fault for not doing a few evening test runs. You can definitely work up to a half!

      I might float around in the pool this afternoon/evening, and hopefully, I’ll get in a short OWS tomorrow. I actually don’t feel too sore, but I usually feel worse two days after a long run.

  3. Incredible job. I’ve got my first 10K, my first 2 sprint triathlons, and then my first 1/2 marathon between now and the end of November. Rest up!

  4. Well done on completing the half marathon!

  5. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read the recap. I’m also surprised you weren’t hungry; after my half I was ready to eat EVERYTHING.

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